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Over 80,000 get encephalitis vaccines in Baitadi

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BAITADI — The vaccines for Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) have been administered to around 80,000 children in Baitadi district.

“The vaccination campaign which kicked off on May 8 in two phases has concluded,” District Health Office, Baitadi Vaccination Official, Birendra Bhatta said.

The health office had initially set a goal of vaccinating 72,000 children in the age group 1 – 15, but it shot past the target.

The vaccination for Japanese encephalitis was carried out for the first time in Baitadi with the mosquitoes menace gradually on the rise in this far-western hilly district.

A total of 400 medical workers and 831 women health volunteers were mobilized for the campaign.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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